About 250 parents were on campus on Thursday, October 16, for the first day of Parents Weekend. The dayʻs activities included class visits at the Middle and Upper Schools, presentations by Special Agent Arnold Laʻanui, Lewis and Clark College, and HPA guidance counselors, and lunch in the Village Campus Dining Room and in the Taylor Commons Dining Hall. Kevin MacLennan, University of Colorado, Boulder, director of admission was the featured speaker.
Kindergarteners and first graders will present Hansel and Gretel Eat Right! at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, February 6. The musical performance, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Gates Performing Arts Center on the school’s Upper Campus.
The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Community Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015 in the Dyer Memorial Library, Upper Campus. Community Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and participants are invited to bring a snack to share.
Dr. M. Sanjayan, host of the upcoming series, EARTH A New Wild, was on campus for the showing of an introduction to the five-part series on January 3, as part of the Waimea Ocean Film Festival. The Emmy-nominated news contributor, documentary host, and scientist is pictured with Sherry Bracken of LAVA 105.3 FM.
The Waimea Ocean Film Festival continues in Waimea through January 4 and moves to the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai January 5-9. For more information, visit www.waimeaoceanfilm.org.
Enjoy the holiday lights at our Village Campus! K-8 families welcomed the holiday season with a "lighting" event held on December 2, hosted by the HPA ‘Ohana Association. The Middle Schoolʻs Nā Pua Koaiʻe Hula Ensemble, led by Kumu Kuwalu Anakalea, performed Puka a ka lā i Haʻehaʻe, Aia i Kohala, and Hole Waimea. There also were cookies and hot chocolate to keep children and their families warm as they admired the holiday lights. Happy Holidays!